Nausicaa.net has posted a report from the English dub premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. The report notes that there are no plans for any theatrical release of the movie and follows up on several Ghibli DVD projects, including the news that a release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday has been shelved indefinitely.
The New York Times has an article detailing the long and arduous process of turning Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are from a book to a movie (registration required). While many earlier versions were envisioned as animation projects, the current film in pre-production will involve live-action animatronic actors with computer-generated faces. Spike Jonze is […]
The following on-line previews for comics are available now: – Mile High Comics has previews of comics from DC and Marvel scheduled for release on October 26, including Jack Cross #3 (DC) by Warren Ellis and Gary Erksine; Solo #7 (DC) by Mike Allred, et al; Amazing Spider-Man #525 (Marvel) by Peter David and Mike […]
In conjunction with their 100th anniversary, Variety magazine has released their list of the top 100 entertainment icons of the past century. Mickey Mouse joins figures like Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, the Beatles, and Elvis Presley in the top 10. The full list of animation icons includes Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, the Flintstones, Snoopy, and […]
On the eve of the second half of their ninth season, the New York Times has spoken to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone about the current and future plans for the show (registration required). The duo talk about their six-day production schedule, how they develop their shows, and the vague plans they […]
Actor Charles Rocket (real name Charles Claverie) has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Known for uttering a four-letter word on Saturday Night Live which cost him his job, Rocket provided voice-over work for a number of animated shows, including Batman/Superman Adventures, The Zeta Project, Men in Black, and Titan A.E.
The New York Times covers the growing amount of programming aimed at cell phone and other mobile users (registration required). In addition to spinoffs for network shows 24 and The Simple Life, several upcoming “mobisode” programs will be animated, including Samurai Love God from Viacom. Several animated mobile programs are already available in Japan.